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Montell Griffin

Full name: Montell Julian Griffin
Nickname(s): Ice
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: June 6, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Burten Recreation Center
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing


Montell Griffin was a light-heavyweight boxer at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, losing in the quarter-finals. He turned professional in 1993 and had a solid career in the pro ranks. He twice fought [Roy Jones, Jr.], winning a 1996 bout when Jones was disqualified for head butts, giving Griffin the WBC light-heavyweight title, and giving Jones his first professional defeat. In an immediate re-match Jones knocked Griffin out in the first round to regain the title. Griffin also twice defeated James Toney by decision, with the first bout giving him the little known WBU light-heavyweight crown.

Griffin had several other title shots and remained a top contender throughout his professional career. He also had wins over top contenders Ka-Dy King, Ray Lathon, Randall Yonker, Derrick Harmon and George Khalid Jones. Griffin fought as a pro through 2010, compiling a career record of 50 wins (30 by KO), 8 losses, and 1 draw.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight United States USA 5T

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result S MR
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1992-08-04 May (GER) , Griffin (USA) 4
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 1992-07-31 Griffin (USA) , Go (KOR) 16 decision
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Boxing United States USA Round One Match #9 1 1992-07-29 Griffin (USA) , Mabiletsa (BOT) 10 decision
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